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Recent extensions of the Morita–Baylis–Hillman reaction

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Abstract

Significant progress in the development of the Morita–Baylis–Hillman (MBH) reaction has been made in the past decade. Many new variations of the MBH reaction have been well exploited, affording unexpected products and novel cyclized adducts in some cases, known as “abnormal MBH reactions”. The formation of abnormal MBHadducts depends on the nature of the substrates and the employed catalytic system. This article will summarize recent advances in and mechanistic insights into such “abnormal” MBH reactions, including double-MBH reactions, sila-MBH reactions, abnormal aza-MBH reactions and tandem MBH pathways.

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The article was received on 12 May 2009, accepted on 17 Jul 2009 and first published on 13 Aug 2009


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B909405A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009,0, 5496-5514

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    Recent extensions of the Morita–Baylis–Hillman reaction

    G. Ma, J. Jiang, M. Shi and Y. Wei, Chem. Commun., 2009, 0, 5496
    DOI: 10.1039/B909405A

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